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Valentina PorcuPython for Data Mining Quick Syntax Referencehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4113-4_1

1. Getting Started

Valentina Porcu1 
Nuoro, Italy

Python is one of the most important programming languages used in data science. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to install Python and review some of the integrated development environments (IDEs) used for data analysis. You’ll also learn how to set up a working directory on your computer.

Installing Python

Python2 and Python3 can be downloaded easily from https://www.python.org/downloads/ (Figure 1-1) and then installed. Note that if you are working on a Unix system using a Mac or Linux, Python is preinstalled. Simply type “python” to load the program.
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